Teaching Assistant – Rivers Academy
Location - West London
Starting – ASAP
Contract – Permanent, full time, term time
Workplace – Secondary
Hours - 32.5 hours a week term time based (39 weeks) 0.7697 FTE
Salary - Scale/Grade 4 (points 7 to 10 of the pay spine) £22,995-£24,258 per annum FTE, pro rata; (Actual Salary £17,699–£18,671)
Based in West London, just 15 minutes from Clapham Junction, Rivers Academy is a Comprehensive Secondary School committed to supporting outstanding outcomes for our students. We work hard to foster high levels of self-worth within an Academy community that has the very highest expectations across uniform, behaviour, attendance and punctuality. Rivers is a great place to work too, with a strong focus on career development.
Do you want to work in a highly successful, supportive and innovative workplace? Are you focused on achieving the best outcomes for your students? Do you want to work in an established team where your ideas and initiatives will be listened to with the potential to become a qualified teacher? If so, you need to be part of our team at Rivers Academy.
An exciting opportunity has become available for the post of Teaching Assistant at Rivers Academy. We are looking for an exceptional individual to play an important role in our unique and growing Academy.
The role will see you lead in the support of students with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia, working memory difficulties or speech and language needs including monitoring the effectiveness of support put in place, plan and facilitate small group teaching where necessary for students whose literacy, speech and language or cognition difficulties mean that they need additional support outside the classroom and lead/support in the delivery of Phonics Intervention Group. You will also be required to lead on 1-to-1 decoding reading intervention for students working at or below L3 and look at leading staff in promoting effective strategies for dealing with students who need that additional support.
The successful candidate will be passionate about providing an inclusive education and have a particular interest in working with SEND students. You will also play a key member of the SEND team, helping to ensure the academic and pastoral needs of all SEND students are met.
It will be an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to begin their career in education.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working with children / young people in a learning environment and who understands the child safeguarding procedures, also studied to a minimum standard of GCSE (grade A*-C) or equivalent, in English and Maths.
For more information or to arrange a visit to the Academy, Sam Smith (HR Administrator/PA to the Principal) would be delighted to hear from you! Please see attached the application pack for details.
To Apply, please click the ‘fast apply’ button.
Closing date: 27th October 2021 – 10am
Interviews – To be confirmed
Our Commitment to Safer Recruitment:
Aspirations are committed to safeguarding and undertake pre-employment checks in accordance with DfE requirements.
The AAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This process is outlined below, but can be provided in more detail if requested.
This post is classified as having substantial access to children, and appointment is subject to an enhanced police check of previous criminal convictions (DBS). Applicants are required, before appointment, to disclose any conviction, caution or binding over including ‘spent convictions’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar individuals from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.